Sacramento (CA) – The California State Legislature and Governor Newsom are taking swift action to slow the spread of COVID-19 including passing a $1.1 billion budget package. The legislation, SB 117 and AB 89, will bolster the state’s response to both medical needs of people with the virus, and help implement drastic mitigation efforts necessary to deal with the pandemic.
Sacramento (CA) – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, AB 2060, that would reduce exposure to lead from drinking water passed unanimously in the Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee today with bipartisan support.
“We all expect the water we drink will keep us and our children healthy, and not make us sick.” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “This legislation ensures that faucets and plumbing fixtures sold in California leach as little lead as possible.”
Sacramento (CA) – Claremont residents Reggie and René Webb, were recognized by Assemblymember Chris Holden and the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) on the Assembly Floor as the 41st Assembly District’s Unsung Heroes for their positive impact in the community.
“Reggie and René Webb’s contributions to our community will have a powerful impact for years to come,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Through their dedication and hard work, they carry on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and are an inspiration for future generations.”
Sacramento (CA) – Assemblymember Chris Holden introduced legislation, AB 2176, that would provide free transit passes to students attending California Community Colleges, California State University, and University of California.
Pasadena (CA) – Assemblymember Chris Holden and the California Legislative Black Caucus announced the availability of applications for the African-American Leaders of tomorrow (AALT) conference – a four-day residential summer program from July 8 – 11, 2020, for high school sophomores and juniors on the campus of California State University Dominquez Hills (CSUDH). The conference applications are due Monday, April 27, 2020 and open to students in the 41st Assembly District.
Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) introduced legislation, Assembly Bill 2011, that would lay the groundwork to extend the Metro Gold Line all the way to Ontario Airport.
“Light-rail is playing a critical role in reducing our carbon footprint, improving air quality, and connecting communities throughout the region,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “These benefits will expand into San Bernardino County once the Metro Gold Line Extension to Montclair is completed, and have a greater impact if extended to Ontario Airport.”
Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom presented his proposed 2019-2020 Budget. Assemblymember Chris Holden released the following statement:
“Governor Newsom’s proposal lays out a balanced and responsible budget that also reflects California’s progressive gains in these challenging times.
I look forward to working with Governor Newsom and my colleagues in the legislature to expand our reserves – now at $21 billion – while making strong investments in shared priorities such as education, affordable housing, and our environment.